Inside: Save money and time by making a large batch of these easy freezer meatballs. They are so much better than store bought and your family will love the taste of these homemade meatballs.
One of the first meals I started making as a newlywed (and my husbands favorite) are these slow cooker meatball subs. They are amazingly easy to make and because everything goes together quickly in the crockpot they are a fantastic meal for busy nights. Although you can make them with store-bought meatballs we really prefer the taste of homemade meatballs. Somehow they just taste juicier and better than anything I have bought before.
Since making homemade meatballs takes a little more time I prefer to make up a large batch of meatballs and freeze them. I can buy my ground beef on sale or clearance and makeup 2-4 pounds of meatballs at one time. Then anytime I need some meatballs I can just pull them out and cook them. These easy freezer meatballs taste so much better than store-bought.
You will want to start by mixing up the onion, salt, bread crumbs, and eggs in a large bowl. Then add the 2 pounds of ground beef until completely mixed. You can form the meatballs by hand or I prefer to use a cookie scoop for a less messy approach to making the meatballs.
Place all the freezer meatballs in a freezer safe container and label the container. Then just put the container in the freezer. If you are short on space in your freezer you can freeze and store them in a large freezer safe ziploc bag. Just follow the directions here. When you are ready to cook the freezer meatballs you can remove them from the freezer and let them thaw. Then bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until done.
Some people prefer to cook their meatballs before they freeze them. You can easily do that, I just think they taste better when they are frozen raw and cooked later. The meatballs will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Save money and time by making a large batch of these easy freezer meatballs. They are so much better than store bought and your family will love them.
2 pounds of ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
In a large bowl combine the onion, salt, bread crumbs, and eggs. Add in the ground beef and stir until mixed well. Shape the mixture into meatballs. You can use a cookie scoop to quickly make the meatballs. Store in a freezer safe container in the freezer for up to three months. When you are ready to use them, let them thaw and then bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!
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